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Going Green

Going Green

We’re thrilled that you’re a fan of Natural Awakenings! It’s fairly safe to conclude that you’re also a fan of a healthy environment. Welcome to our annual Green Living issue.

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Boston Green Academy

Boston Green Academy

Preparing Students for Sustainable Lives

Natural Awakenings spoke with Boston Green Academy Development Director Mary Callaghan to learn more about the academy’s hands-on approach to education.

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Celebrate Earth Day 2014

Celebrate Earth Day 2014

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to Renew the Health of Our Planet

Whether already an activist or still struggling to sort recyclables, we all have a prime opportunity during the week of April 22 and other days to renew our individual and collective pledge to tread more lightly on the planet.

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Functional Medicine for Anxiety and Depression

Functional Medicine for Anxiety and Depression

Functional medicine provides treatment options for depression and anxiety disorders that allow people to be active in their own recovery.

Treating Cancer with Tong Ren Therapy

Treating Cancer with Tong Ren Therapy

Tong Ren is an energy healing therapy developed in the 1990s by Chinese acupuncturist and Chi Gong teacher Tom Tam.

How to be Helpful When Someone is Hurting

How to be Helpful When Someone is Hurting

In our culture, it is socially acceptable to compare painful experiences, offer reassurance or a cheerful distraction, or attempt to solve the problem with advice. However, they may prevent a person’s real feelings from being heard.

Detoxification Strategies to Reduce Inflammation

Detoxification Strategies to Reduce Inflammation

There are many ways to reduce inflammation in the body, including proper rest, anti-inflammatory foods, adequate movement, healthy relationships, herbs and nutritional supplements.

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Backyard Birds and Butterflies

Backyard Birds and Butterflies

Native Habitats Draw Critters and Delight Kids

Charming creatures will flock to the neighborhood if yards provide them with nutrients and shelter.

Culinary Mushroom Magic

Culinary Mushroom Magic

Delicate Powerhouses of Nutrition and Medicine

Ancient cultures believed mushrooms conferred immortality, and now science has verified that yes, their proteins, vitamins and compounds do have protective powers.

Pooch Protocol

Pooch Protocol

Good Manners Make a Dog Welcome

With careful owner training, dogs can learn to behave nicely in restaurants, offices and planes.

Qi Whiz

Qi Whiz

Qigong Steps Up Vitality and Serenity

Qigong’s gentle movements strengthen the body so it can take care of itself and will boost our overall health and happiness.

Archive »Global Briefs

Albatross Advance

Albatross Advance

Other Endangered Animals Continue to Decline

Porous Pavement

Porous Pavement

Widespread Use Awaits Cleaning Machines

Pick-Me-Up Books

Pick-Me-Up Books

Mailbox Libraries Gain Worldwide

Marine Maneuvers

Marine Maneuvers

Harnessing the Ocean’s Power Potential

Trees are Trying

Trees are Trying

Forests Have Limited Powers to Save Us

CO2-Correct Food

CO2-Correct Food

Menus Minimize Greenhouse Gases

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DiscoverYou Wellness Expo Comes to Marlborough

DiscoverYou Wellness Expo Comes to Marlborough

The sixth annual DiscoverYou Wellness Expo comes to the Royal Plaza Trade Center, in Marlborough, on April 26 and 27.

Elements Massage Opens in Brookline

Elements Massage Opens in Brookline

To celebrate its grand opening, Elements Massage, at 870 Commonwealth Avenue, in Brookline, is offering customers a discount price of $59 for their first 55-minute therapeutic massage session.

Open House, New TV Show at Johnson Compounding and Wellness

Open House, New TV Show at Johnson Compounding and Wellness

Johnson Compounding and Wellness Center, in Waltham, is hosting a free open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, April 12, to show its appreciation for its loyal customers and welcome new ones.

Healthy, Custom-Made Furniture at The Organic Mattress

Healthy, Custom-Made Furniture at The Organic Mattress

The Organic Mattress, in Sudbury, is expanding its collections with the introduction of handcrafted, heirloom upholstered furniture.

Greatest Party on Earth Honors Boston Artists and the Planet

Greatest Party on Earth Honors Boston Artists and the Planet

Boston’s Artists For Humanity (AFH) will hold its ninth annual Greatest Party on Earth (GPOE) at 7:30 p.m., April 26.

Natural Health Care Webinars

Natural Health Care Webinars

Free monthly webinars to American Academy of Quantum Medicine (AAQM)members on a wide range of health topics.

Book Drive to Benefit Whole Planet Foundation

Book Drive to Benefit Whole Planet Foundation

The Newtonville Whole Foods Market is holding a book sale through April 15 to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation.

Free Talks on Role of Bacteria and Healthy Food Choices for Digestive Health

Free Talks on Role of Bacteria and Healthy Food Choices for Digestive Health

Norman Robillard, Ph.D., founder of the Digestive Health Institute and author of the Fast Tract Digestion book series, presents a talk on Digestive Health and You.

Free NLP Training and Certification Program

Free NLP Training and Certification Program

Alex Bering, an author, trainer and area manager for Dale Carnegie Training, will present complimentary Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) two-day training and certification programs.

Celebration of Reiki Conference in Brookline

Celebration of Reiki Conference in Brookline

The Celebration of Reiki Conference comes to the Holiday Inn in Brookline from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., April 27.

First Annual Norwood Community Wellness Fair

First Annual Norwood Community Wellness Fair

The First Annual Norwood Community Wellness Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 12, in the Norwood High School gymnasium.

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Fitness Training for People and Their Pets

Fitness Training for People and Their Pets

Spring sessions have begun at Fit Doggie and Me, a unique workout program for people and their dogs.

Healthy Dog Treats for Shelter Animals

Healthy Dog Treats for Shelter Animals

Ryan’s Barkery, an all-natural dog treat company, is giving back to the pet communities in Boston and Connecticut.

Kudos

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Home Renovations Aggravate Childhood Asthma

Home Renovations Aggravate Childhood Asthma

Consider Respiratory Conditions When Fixing Up the House

Ventilation and Cleaning Hinder Indoor Pollutants

Ventilation and Cleaning Hinder Indoor Pollutants

Keeping Healthy Spaces

Tomatoes Prevent and Even Treat Liver Disease

Tomatoes Prevent and Even Treat Liver Disease

The Power of Lycopene

 

Online Community Resource Guide

Online Community Resource Guide

Online Community Resource Guide

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